Finally Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Upcoming events  

Pay it Forward,  September 16

QS World MBA Tour, Young Professionals, September 28

Culture Collide Festival, October 10 – 12 

Making it in America, October TBD

Young Professionals Business MixerOctober TBD

Eliason Merit Award, November 22


Gold members 

A Word from the Presidents

Hej Alla,

I can’t believe that it is already Friday, again.  Happy Friday !!
First I would like to highlight the clip from CNN on Sweden further down in this newsletter, we’ll also post this on our website and Facebook page for you who would like to share and re watch. 
Swedish Minister for Trade, Dr. Ewa Björling made history this week as she was in New York, ringing in NASDAQ.  As many of you remember, Dr. Björling was kind enough to visit SACC-LA in June of this year, during The Swedish Affär and our annual meeting.  Proud that Sweden is being recognized for continuing the positive trend in trade relations with The United States.
We are pleased to co-promote the QS World MBA Tour that is a great opportunity for our young professionals to find out everything they need to know regarding future MBA studies. 

Our YP division is always happy to welcome new young professionals so if you are a student, trainee or working in the LA area join our next event and become a member.  If you want to get involved and help organizing events or have specific ideas please contact Lisa Öhberg, Head of SACC-LA’s Young Professionals at
On Monday the next Pay it Forward for Businesses will take place and the interest for the event has been huge and the tickets are now sold out.  Looking forward to seeing you at the SACC-LA booth at the Satellite space on Monday.
Lastly, I want to share that Hollywood Bowl’s ABBA concert, we wrote about last week, was on Sunday filled to the max, who knew there was so many ABBA fans in Los Angeles.  Truly a fun evening with thousands of people on their feet moving and singing “Dancing Queen” !!

Wishing all of you a warm September weekend !! 


Gudrun Giddings
President of SACC-LA

Kim H. Swartz

President of SACC-LA Foundation

Invitation to the QS World MBA Tour – Young Professionals 

September 28, 2013

SACC-LA’s Young Professionals invites you to attend Los Angeles MBA fair this fall

The QS World MBA Tour offers you the opportunity to meet with MBA admissions directors and alumni from top local and international business schools.  By attending the fair you can receive advice on your MBA admissions strategy, improve your GMAT or GRE scores, and find out how to apply for QS MBA tuition scholarships.  SACC-LA is happy to offer free entry to the fair for all our Young Professionals.  

When: September 28th, 12.30pm – 6.00pm.
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Price: Free for all SACC-LA’s Young Professionals.  Save $15.
RSVP: Print your E-Ticket and register before September 28th.

Low Fare Direct Flights, Stockholm – LA

From March 2, 2014 Norwegian will operate two weekly flights between Stockholm (ARN) and Los Angeles (LAX) – on Wednesdays and Sundays.  On April 30, the number of weekly flights increases to three – with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The introductory fare is only $236 one way.  There are currently no other airlines offering non-stop flights from Stockholm to Los Angeles so we think that this will be very happy news for the swedish community in LA.

There will also be direct flights between Stockholm and San Francisco starting on May 3rd and the tickets are available now at  

Swedish Pop Band Nervous Nellie in LA

According to the US Blog Pigeons and Planes the Swedish Nervous Nellie is 1 of 20 Scandinavian artists you should know about alongside Icona Pop, The Knife, Miike Snow, Lykke Li, Say Lou Lou, Elliphant and Robyn.  They are currently in the U.S. for a series of shows and will visit LA and play at Bardot‘s “School Night” on September the 23rd.

“It’s pretty much every Swedish bands dream to have a go in the US, Los Angeles & New York in particular, so we are excited for sure!  Everything in this buisness is a gamble, which makes it fun, it just feels like the right time to put everything on red, white & blue and see what might come out of it.  Also, it will help pro-long our summer, it’s more or less fall here already…” says Henrik Jonzon, vocals/guitarr, Nervous Nellie.  

Their brand new single “Shoulder” will have its digital release on September 16th. Listen to “Shoulder” on

You can listen listen to Nervous Nellie and their “Gloves” EP on Spotify and visit their hompage.  

When: Monday, September 23rd. Doors open at 8pm. 
Where: Bardot Hollywood, 1737 Vine St  Hollywood, CA 90028
Price: Free when you RSVP  

RSVP at this website

What Sweden Can Teach the U.S
CNN’s Insights After President Obama’s Visit to Sweden

“It’s time we re-defined the word “Swedenization” – instead of a slur, it’s an example of smart economics.”  


Visit CNN’s Global Public Square site for full article and video.

Incubate, Accelerate and Pay It Forward for Businesses 

Monday, September 16th


We are proud to co-promote another great Pay it Forward event together with Your Office AgentSatellite and Lounge 3110.  This Pay it Forward for Business event is supposed to be the biggest so far and all the tickets are now sold out.  The event is all about bringing the biggest businesses, mentors and angel investors in Santa Monica together to give free advice and help for your business to keep growing.  It is an outstanding event for you who wish to keep expanding your business and personal network.  There will be lots of give aways, raffles and free drinks.  Any drinks you may want on top of the free ones are to happy hour prices.  

When: Monday, September 16th at 6pm – 9pm.
Where: The Annex, Satellite, 3110 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. See map here
Tickets: SOLD OUT


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